Global Patent Index - EP 1014409 A3

EP 1014409 A3 2001-05-09 - Keypad

Title (en)

Keypad

Title (de)

Tastatur

Title (fr)

Clavier

Publication

EP 1014409 A3 (EN)

Application

EP 99310034 A

Priority

GB 9828024 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: GB2344935A] A keypad assembly comprises a keymat <B>110</B>, a switch assembly <B>12, 14, 15</B> and an intermediate element <B>160</B> positioned between the two. The intermediate element <B>120</B> is configured to provide a aperture associated with a key <B>111</B> of the keymat <B>110</B> and a resilient member <B>163, 164</B> attached to the intermediate element <B>120</B> extends into the aperture. Pressure applied to a key <B>111</B> of the keymat <B>110</B> is transferred via the resilient member <B>163, 164</B> to a key dome <B>12</B> of the switch assembly <B>14, 15</B>. Such an arrangement may be used in mobile phones having in-mould keymats to prevent neighbouring keys being simultaneously actuated.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H01H 13/70

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 3/02 (2006.01); H01H 13/702 (2006.01); H04M 1/23 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01H 13/702 (2013.01); H01H 2209/006 (2013.01); H01H 2219/062 (2013.01); H01H 2231/022 (2013.01); H01H 2237/004 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

GB 2344935 A 20000621; GB 2344935 B 20030521; GB 9828024 D0 19990210; EP 1014409 A2 20000628; EP 1014409 A3 20010509; JP 2000182474 A 20000630; US 6180895 B1 20010130

INPADOC legal status


2006-07-19 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060131

2002-03-13 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN APPLICATION

- Owner name: NOKIA CORPORATION

2002-01-30 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Free text: DE FR IT NL

2002-01-09 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20011109

2001-05-09 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A3

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2001-05-09 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI

2000-06-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): DE FR IT NL

2000-06-28 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI